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good morning. america remembers on this 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. the nation pauses to grieve and reflect at ground zero in new york, the pentagon and? shanksville, pennsylvania. class dismissed. no school again today for some 400,000 students in chicago as a acher strike there enters a second day. are negotiators any closer to ending that walkout. and royal visit. the duke and duchess of cambridge arrive in singapore as they kick off a nine-day tour of the region. we're there live today, tuesday, september 11th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television
this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1 oac at rockefeller plaza. good morning. welcome to "today" on tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. services to remember the worst terror attack on this nation are being held all around the country today. >> that's right. more on those services coming up as well as a remarkable survivor story from the world trade center. we'll talk to a man who rode down a pile of debris for more than 15 floors in the north tower before being rescued. he is sharing that story for the first time in an exclusive interview this morning. >> all right. look forward to that. meanwhile, it's another frustrating day for parents out in chicago this morning where teachers are back on the picket lines in the nation's third largest school district. >> have to imagine they are feeling the heat in chicago. monday's negotiations failed to end that strike, so representatives from the union and school district will be back at it today. we're going to have the latest from chicago straight ahead.
also, some important information if you're among the tens of millions of people who own an iphone or ipad. why you could be in danger of being hacked if you're downloading certain apps, and mostly these are older apps, but this is really important information. >> a little bit scary, too. there's possible legalrouble for the teen star miley cyrus. the los angeles police department is investigating an altercation allegeding involving the 19-year-old at a hollywood nightclub. what she's accused of and savannah got to be the she's deejay on monday. great for those carpenter fans, and this morning it's al's turn to reveal his go-to play list. we'll get started on that in just a little while. let's begin in chicago where teachers are walking the picket line for a second straight day. nbc's kevin tibbles is out there. kevin, good morning to you. >> reporter: yes, indeed, matt, and for a second straight day, parents are searching for a safe operation to send their children. and the longer this strike persists, the higher tensions are just going to get.
chicago public school teachers took to the streets to get their message out. thousands marched to city hall, causing massive traffic jams. 29,000 teachers hit the picket lines, striking for the first time in 25 years and leaving some 400,000 students out of the classroom. >> it's not the best thing because you can't learn very much things and you have to miss the subjects. >> it's tough for us as i'm a senior. >> reporter: as some students worried how the strike might impact graduation plans. >> you know how long this is going to be going on. >> reporter: many parents were left scrambling for child care. >> it's hard right now. i can't find a babysitter. >> let's start problem-solving. >> reporter: for ruth lyons the strike means struggling a home business and keeping children ready. >> this is not helping the children at all.
>> reporter: some schools did open half a day with non-union staff. churches and local community centers were teeming with kids. >> so much violence going on in the city of chicago skyrocketing, we didn't want -- we want our kids to be in a safe place. >> reporter: the strike's also become political, accusing the president of siding with teachers, mitt romney released a statement saying, teachers unions have too often made plain that their interests conflict with those of our children. >> how are you? >> reporter: chicago mayor rahm emanuel, an obama supporter, called romney's statement lip service. >> i don't really give two hoots about national comments scoring political points or trying to embarrass or whatever the president. >> what do we want? >> reporter: as negotiations drag on, frustrations are mounting on both sides and in many households. >> if the strike is off in a week, you're up to speed and you're not too far behind and you don't get a ton of homework, right?
>> yeah. >> reporter: and, of course, i guess the only real good news out of this today, matt, is that the teachers and the school board do say that they will continue negotiating, and while they say progress is being made, and they say that each and every day, obviously not enough progress to get these kids back in the classroom. matt? >> kevin tibbles in chicago this morning, kevin, thank you very much. >> want to get a check of the day's other stories. natalie morales is over at the news desk. >> good morning, everyone. today marks 11 years since the attacks of september 11th. despite the election looming just weeks away, for the first time no elected officials will speak at memorial ceremonies in new york city today so the victims and their families can be honored without involving politics, but president obama will be attending a ceremony today at the pentagon, and vice president joe biden is set to speak at the flight 93 national memorial near shanksville, pennsylvania. police in wisconsin have released new video of last month's shooting rampage on a sikh temple. the dashboard camera so brian
pr page and officer murphy exchanging shots before falling to the ground. a second camera then shows an officer shooting and hitting page before page was killed by himself. six people were killed during the rampage. now let's head to wall street and cnbc's amanda drury is live with the latest. >> reporter: a lot of market participants are in a wait-and-see mode. a big decision from the federal reserve where they may add more stimulus to the economy. here's an amazing stat for you. an economist from jpmorgan estimates that sales of the new iphone from apple could add between a quarter to half a percentage point to u.s. growth in the fourth quarter. that's a lot of iphone sales. the new iphone released eight years tomorrow. we're looking forward tomorrow. >> amanda drury at the new york
stock exchange, thank you. the presumptive leader of china has not been seen publicly for more than a week. just last wednesday he scheduled a meeting with secretary of state hillary clinton was cancelled, coming after once in a decade transfer of power that would put him at china's helm. the chinese government has not given any updates oruche's health or whereabouts. a pungent stench across california has officials looking for the source of the stink. the stench wafted 150 miles thanks to stormy weather. and it was a night for the history books as andy murray became the first british man in 76 years to win a grand slam singles championship beating novak djokovic in a marathon five-set match at the u.s. open file that lasted nearly five hours, and andy murray is going to be joining us a little bit later on here this morning to tell us how he's feeling this morning. and the man who swept the president off his feet isn't feeling much love.
the pizza shop owner says he's facing boycott threats from republicans after giving president obama a massive bear hug this weekend. he's a registered republican himself but did vote for president obama in 2008 and plans to do so in november. while angry internet users posted nasty are you books online others have posted the more humorous clippings and the hug and posting it in pretty strange places. people always having fun on the internet. 7:08, pack over to matt, savannah and al. >> thank you very much. >> mr. roker has a check of the weather. >> we do, talking about wet weather across the country. first of all, we start in florida. a stationary front. look for heavy rain to develop, rainfall amounts 3 to 5 inches along the southern coast of western florida and out in the southwest more monsoonal moisture with an upper level flow over california. that's going to dump a ton of rain.
we've got flash flood watches. flash flood warnings as well. rainfall amounts in some spots of the southwest up to 5 inches between phoenix and parts of central nevada. >> good on another cool start on this tuesday. we will see plenty of sunshine. a high temperature around 78 and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thanks. now to the intensifying war in syria. this morning actress and activist angelina jolie went to a refugee camp in jordan near the syrian border to bring attention to the increasing humanitarian crisis there. nbc's ann curry was there as well and joins us.
ann, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. good morning, everybody. angelina jolie came to this refugee camp to join a direct appeal asking the world to do more for syria's refugees. she said she went to syria's border last night and saw firsthand the desperate need for international donations, especially now as the crisis intensifies. she said no mother could see what is happening here and simply stand by. unhcr special enjoy angelina jolie arrived at the refugee camp throwing a crush of media attention to the tension just as it intensifies. standing with jordan's foreign minister and the u.n.'s refugee chief, she spoke after meeting with refugees on the border last night and at camp today. >> it's been a very heavy experience because oftentimes you come to these camps, and we've all been around the world and met with people in conflict situations. very rarely do you come when you
meet them as they cross the border, and you get to know people the moment they become a refugee, the moment they have forever lost their homes, their schooling, their livelihood, their education. everything that they have been is gone, and when i ask them what did you bring, they say this, the shirt on my back. >> reporter: she said they told her chilling stories, too. >> little children asked what they saw, and they described body parts separated and burned people being pulled apart like chicken, a little 9-year-old girl said that. >> reporter: the united nations has confirmed that atrocities are occurring inside syria. how much frustration do you have that you're unable to reach these people still inside syria running for their lives? >> i've been speaking the last two days with the people from syria, and the -- what they describe on the ground, hearing it from them is so horrific.
the people of syria are asking who is on their side. who is on our side? who is going to help us because they say as the months go on, there will be no more of us. our homes are gone. our families are gone. it is a horrific situation and a very, very critical time. so for all the politicians out there, and we are not them, but we hope and pray that they figure something out soon because people are dying, hundreds and hundreds of people are dying every day. >> reporter: today the head of the unhch tony gutierrez says a total of more than 200,000 people have fled across the border just here to jordan alone. it is clear that this problem is far worse than the world fully realizes. savannah. >> ann curry along the syrian border. ann, thank you. i know you'll have much more on the situation in syria tonight
on "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. here's matt. >> the presidential election eight weeks away and the upcoming october issue of "vanity fair" takes a closer look at job of commander in chief. contributing editor michael lewis was granted exclusive access to president obama to get a sense of the man, the office and life inside the white house. michael's also the author of "boomerang, a look at the global financial crisis" now out in paperback. michael, good morning. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> in "moneyball" you talk about the fact that major league baseball and its officials take a different look at the value of players and what they are worth and how to judge them. we're about to judge the worth and value of a man, the president of the united states, in this election. do we use the right criteria? >> no. you know, i think one of the reasons i got interested in doing this piece, in obama's life, was it struck me. i mean, just looking at it from afar that some of the problems that used to affect the
evaluation of pro athletes, pro sports has gotten over, sort of like how to separate out luck from skill and how not to blame, you know, assigning credit and blame where credit and blame is due on a baseball field, but we don't really do in political life, especially with the president. he's forever credited and blamed for things that he actually has often very little control over. >> you played a kind of game with the president where you said to him, mr. president, let's assume that you're no longer president and i'm president, meaning you. >> yeah. >> what are the things i need to know about this job? and you took a few passes. >> i had to do it a few times. it took him a little while for him to get used to the idea i was president. he didn't like that. >> what did he say was important for you to know? >> the first thing out of his mouth was essentially it's a decision-making job. there are other aspects to the job, but in the modern world, the range of decisions that a president is presented with in realtime is extraordinary, and the kind of decisions that get to him are always hard decisions, so there's never --
>> no one else has been able to solve them. that's why they end up on the desk. >> everything he sees is like 51/49, and the question is how do you sort of structure your environment so that you maximize the likelihood that you'll make good decisions. >> one of the things he says is take as many big decisions or trivial decisions out of your personal life so that you can concentrate on the decisions in your professional life. >> got rid of all the suits except gray and blue suits. doesn't think about what he's. someone gives him something to eat and this is intentional. if you go shopping in costco, you notice, if you have to make lots of little decisions, first, it's exhausting, and it degrades your ability to make the big decisions so he created this environment in which he's got maximum energy to make the difficult decisions. >> i mentioned the game you played with him. another game you played with him was basketball. you actually took part in his regular game of basketball which is a fairly intense game the way you describe it. what did you see about the way he handles himself on the court that sheds some light on his
personality and how he might handle himself in the job? >> you know, i had no revealing because i had no idea what kind of game this was. it was essentially a pretty good college basketball game that he joins when he has time to do it, and he is not a pretty good college basketball player. he's -- at the age of 50 he's a marginal player in that game, and nobody -- he doesn't let anybody treat him like the president. if you're watching the game, you'd have no idea which one is the president, so he likes -- first, that he likes a really challenging environment, and second that he likes relationships with people that are -- it's a relationship among equals. he loves the fact that people are backing him down and knocking him in the mouth and so on and so forth, but he's -- he plays the game. he's effective on the court. he's a good basketball player, but he plays a game that seems very risk averse. >> right. >> and all of a sudden when there's a risk to take. >> when the right memento cures. >> boom. he's got the personality of a
sniper. >> real quickly, access is a great thing, but is too much access something that impacts the final product? in other words, do you ever feel the need to repay a guy who has been generous with his time by taking some of the rough edges out of a piece? >> so look, he gave me a great privilege. let me get to know him, over a long period of time he really let me get to know him. this made my job really easy. this is true of all writers. something comes over me when i see a blank sheet of paper and forget the obligation that i have to anybody other than my vision of what i saw. i didn't feel any obligation to him. once it's done, you kind of wonder what he thinks about it. >> michael lewis, and the piece is in the october issue of ""vanity fair." "michael, thanks. good to see you. >> thank you, man. >> 17 after the hour. here's savannah. the duke and duchess of cambridge are beginning a tour of the south pacific, their first stop singapore to review a
orchid named offer princess diana. neighbors's sarah james also made that trip. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. a royal welcome for will and kate as they kick off their south pacific tour here in singapore. a former british colony and an asian tiger economic powerhouse. the duke and duchess of cambridge arrived tuesday here to celebrate the queen's diamond jubilee in this commonwealth country. the doyle dynamic duo will tour a city state that's a trading colossus and home to 5 million people. >> they are a superstar couple, probably the best brand britain has at the moment. >> reporter: at the botanic garden will and kate had a orchid named in their honor and they were voen another v.i.p. orchid, created for william's mother. princess diana was to have seen her namesake blossom on a trip scheduled for september 1997,
but died just two weeks before that trip. flanked by the bride he says he wished his mother could have met, prince william saw the orchid dedicated to the english rose. this is all michelle knight of chicago could wish for >> i couldn't sleep last night. i felt like it was christmas. i still have goose bumps and i'm still shaking and she kept saying she wanted to see the princess. >> reporter: other fans just wanted to see what kate would wear. >> she does designers, high street. she's a credit to the fashion industry. she's amazing. we love her. >> can't wait to see what she wears in this heat and humidity. >> and her hair. >> see what her hair does. >> reporter: turns out the duchess of cambridge travels with a small entourage dubbed the "k" team including a stylist to keep her trademark tresses looking good in tropical heat. this trip is part ceremony, part
symbolism, a reminder of an enduring relationship between nations and a much newer relationship, that of the couple who symbolized the modern monarchy in waiting. it's worth noting that while here the couple are staying at the home of the celebrated singapore sling cocktail. they will spend several days here in singapore and then off to malaysia, the solomon islands and the tiny island of tupulu. >> thank you. just ahead, an untold survivor's story on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. a man who rode a cloud of debris more than 15 store toys make it out of the world trade center alive. we'll talk to him exclusively, but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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morning. it is september 11th, 2012, and on this 11th anniversary of the terror attacks, are you looking at ground zero here in new york city where a ceremony will be held, and relatives will read the names of the victims today. similar events are also planned for the pentagon and in shanksville, pennsylvania today. inside studio 1 ak-i'm savannah guthrie alongside matt lauer. just ahead on a different subject, a warning for iphone and ipad users. if you thought your device was safe from hackers, well, a flaw could put your private information at risk as some 1 million users recently found out. that's an important story. details on that coming up. then 19-year-old miley cyrus caught up in a criminal battery
investigation after a recent night out in hollywood. coming up, what her people are saying about that alleged incident. and it's tuesday. that means tuesday's professionals are in the house, and by the way you can see paula abdul is pinch hitting for nancy joining star and donny and among the topics this morning, how about this one. should prince harry be pull out of afghanistan in light of some threats made recently by the taliban? we'll talk about that. >> interesting question. we'll look forward to that. let's begin this half hour on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with a survivor's story that's just now being publicly told for the first time. in a moment we'll talk to pasquale who was in the north tower as he rode down 15 stories of concrete and falling debris to make it out alive. it's the focus of a discovery channel special premiering tonight called "the 9/11 surfer" narrated by nbc's willie geist. >> by five past 10:00 on the morning of 9/11, the south tower
of the world trade center was gone. up above on the 64th floor of the north tower pasquale was still waiting with his colleagues. he and his colleagues started down one of the three exit stairway, stairway "b." by 10:28 they made it down as far as the 22nd floor. >> and then just felt the railing just start to shake and this loud, loud noise from above. i thought of my wife, our unborn child. thoughts went through my head quickly about not -- not ever seeing her, not being able to see her again, and, you know, i just -- just split seconds, just praying, knowing that i was going to die. i've never experienced jumping out of a plane, but i guess
falling or jumping out of the plane, that feeling of just riding the air and getting knocked around and riding, you know, that surfing kind of feeling, was what i was experiencing. >> according to pasquale, his fall ended here at the pop of what was left the stairway "b." >> i didn't feel anything. my body was totally numb. i mean, i felt nothing at all. i just opened my eye and saw blue sky. i really thought i was dead. >> fortunately for pasquale there were fire fighters out there who were willing to brave the dangers in the hope of finding survivors. >> we had no idea whether he was fire or civilian or what he was. it really didn't matter, but the fact that we saw an individual up there, after what we climbed through and the position that he
was, was nothing short of miraculous. >> they said we got it from here. don't worry, we're going to get you out of here. you know, at that point i was like thank god, you know. >> and pasquale is with us now, along with his wife louise, their daughters 10-year-old hope and 7-year-old mia. good morning to all of you. >> good morning. >> we have animation to show this harrowing rise. were you on the 64th floor, evacuated down to the 22nd and fell essentially to the 4th floor. the name of the documentary is "the 9/11 surfer." sounds like an odd word. >> yes, very odd. i mean, i've heard about the urban legends, always read about it, and my wife was like that's you, that's you, and, you know, it -- they pretty much dub it had that on discovery and the show, and because they did a study on it and said basically how i survived is i was in this pocket of air or uplift of wind, the way i described the fall so
i guess 9/11 surfer, yeah. >> you said urban legend which it's true. some people are skeptical, and you said if you had heard this story you might have been skeptical as well. >> of course. i'm an engineer and believe in science and facts. i mean, i went through it so i know what i went through, and if i hadn't, someone told me the story, i'd be skeptical also. >> why now? it's been 11 years. you've never come forward and told this story. why did you decide this is the time to tell what happened publicly? >> i mean, hi done certain small local things because we started a foundation trying to raise money for the mothers whose husbands didn't make it at the time who were pregnant. it was very difficult telling the story then. i couldn't. i was going through post-traumatic stress and survivor guilt from that, and it took a long time to heal from that. i just -- i forced myself to -- to do that, to try to give something back.
eventually i came to, you know, accept what had happened to me. i was able to go on and mourn and grieve. i lost my friends, pat, steve, others that were with me that day, so i feel now it's an important story to share with others, so my wife and i decided to actually write a book and put it down, and they did this on discovery channel. >> we heard you talk in the tape piece about the sensation of falling. can you still remember that to this day? >> absolutely, absolutely. every moment of that pre-falling, i -- the final impact, the final flash of when i landed, it was -- that i don't know was either when i actually landed and got knocked unconscious or during the fall i got hit with something, got knocked unconscious, but split second later i opened up my eyes, and i just felt -- like i said, i thought i was dead and then i started to cough and feel pain, and i said i can't -- i couldn't believe at that point,
i looked up and there was nothing above me. the building was gone and i couldn't even believe it myself at that point. >> louise here you are at home. he had called you a couple of times. you saw that tower fall, and you knew he was inside. you must have thought he didn't make it. >> oh, absolutely. i watched the second plane hit and then i watched the second tower fall, and then i watched his building fall, and i was pregnant at the time with hope, and i just -- i knew he didn't get out in time because we spoke on the phone just a few minutes before that, and, you know, for those couple of hours that i didn't hear from him, i was a widow, and i was carrying this baby, and there was nothing i could do, and i just watched the whole thing happen right in front of me. it was just a feeling of just hopeless, you know, helplessness really. >> it must still be so hard to see that image of the tower falling knowing that you were
inside. >> yeah. i've watched it so many times after. i actually became fixated on it, and, you know, it took me a long time to heal from that. i'm better now and things are -- things are good. i'm happy again, and i think it's important that people realize that, you know, some people say, you know, out there, you hear it all the time. 9/11, get over it. that's ridiculous. first of all you shouldn't be telling someone else to get over it. i celebrate each day. my friend pat always said that, enjoy life, and just remember those that tried to save us and didn't make it and remember those that we lost. >> and the book you've wrien is a part of that remembering. >> yes. >> and i know hope did the illustrations so that's pretty neat. thank you so much for coming here and sharing your story and helping us remember. >> thank you for having us today. >> thank you. >> we want you to remind everybody catch the premiere of
"the 9/11 surfer" 9:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. eastern on the discovery channel. now a check of the wet we are al. >> thanks so much, savannah. we've got friends from the torrence fire department in california. fire a big problem out west actually. in fact, we've got fire weather conditions. cold front bringing gusty winds, low humidity levels and really warm temperatures to hot temperatures and that causes the fire danger. look at these fire red flag warnings and fire weather warnings stretching from montana all the way down into texas and oklahoma. going to continue today. big problems as far east as iowa. you can see we've also got some hot weather stretching from southern minnesota all the way down into texas, but nice cool weather here in the northeast, on into the great lakes, mid-atlantic states. temperatures in the 70s and 60s as you get into new england. 60s as well in the pacific northw >> good morning. it will be a another beautiful
day today with lots of sunshine this afternoon. and the oregon duck is here running for president. very nice. duck. anyway, don't forget to check your weather any time day or night. go to the weather channel or online. savannah? >> thank you. what's "fifty shades of grey" e.l. james like? and we'll go to al's play list right after this. ♪ can you feel it ♪ go out and paint the town red ♪ ♪ get wild with my friends
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like this one, the more popular one with a much anticipated iphone 5 are so popular is because of all of those apps in the phone, but as it turns out some of the apps, the older apps, may have a flaw that puts your personal information that's in these phones at risk. the iphone is among the most popular cell phones in the world, and each of the hundreds of millions of iphones and ipads out there is assigned a unique series of numbers. until last week they thought the udid numbers were protected from hackers and then anonymous posted a million of those udid numbers online. experts say it's the key that could allow a hacker to track a device's location, revealing where you are, where you've been, as well as allowing access to logon to your accounts without the need for a password. >> we're going to see people break into people's social media accounts, into apps, figure out
where they have been and who they are talking to. there's a lot that will happen with these great udids, a great playground for hackers to really experiment. >> reporter: for iphone owners, a huge surprise. >> nobody talks about anti-virus programs for the iphone, so i kind of assumed that nobody could ever get in. >> reporter: anonymous quick to blame big brother say that it acquired 12 million udid numbers from an fbi surveillance program, but the fbi says it's not the source, saying in a statement on twitter we never had info in question. bottom line, totally false. and now an orlando company that works with multiple online magazine publishers,, says it's the inadvertent source. >> in response to this we've brought in an independent team evaluating and confirming what happened to put things in place so that this doesn't happen again. >> reporter: is that door closed? >> the door is absolutely closed. >> reporter: closed in part
thanks schuetz, a virginia-based security analyst who determined the file was not an fbi file, and rather that it came from >> everybody goes crazy about the government having this information but they never think it's bad that corporations might have this information, and more often than not it's the corporations who are tracking all this stuff. >> reporter: so folks are now wondering well, what if my phone is compromised, how do i know? to get the udid number, here's the catch-22. there are websites that have popped up where you can put your udid number in there but there's no way to know if that website is trying to steal your udid number. sadly the best advice if you're really concerned, the only solution is buy a new phone or a new ipad. matt? >> which is not a cheap solution, kerry. thank you very much. appreciate it. up next, miley cyrus accused of battering after an alleged incident at a hollywood nightclub. i'll tell you more about that right after this. bacon?!
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♪ >> reporter: for miley cyrus the party may be getting a little out of control. ♪ everybody is looking at me now ♪ >> miley, all the way to the right, please. >> reporter: this weekend the teen idol became the subject of a criminal battery investigation after a night out at the roosevelt hotel in hollywood went awry. an alleged altercation between a club goer and fiance and miley got in the middle of it and according to a statement by the los angeles police department is accused of pushing the alleged victim and punching him in the face. no one was arrested, nor were there any visible signs of injury to the victim. however, the incident will be investigated. a spokesperson for miley cyrus told nbc news simply this claim is completely false and erroneous. >> whether or not this fight happened the way that the person who went to the police said that it did, who knows, but she is
obviously a target. it's probably pretty exciting to go to the police and report that miley cyrus tried to punch you. >> put your hands on the wall. >> reporter: it was an eventful weekend for cyrus. saturday a 40-year-old scissor-wielding man claiming to be her husband was caught on tape jumping the fence to her los angeles home. >> i'm a friend of miley cyrus. she's my wife. >> where's your i.d.? >> reporter: and just last month there was even a fake report of a home invasion from a so-called 911 abuser that drew choppers and officers to her house. since becoming a mega star on "hannah montana," the spotlight has followed cyrus. even her hair is noteworthy. >> i got maybe 3,000 e-mails when you cut your hair. >> i love it. >> reporter: but as much as it may seem like lately trouble is finding cyrus, those who watch hollywood say we shouldn't worry too much. >> i would say miley's actually not that bad off. she seems to be a young woman
who is having fun. she's a nice girl. she actually has some talents that she uses to demonstrate once in a while. would i say in a few years you'll you will see miley cyrus coming back down to earth and probably living a pretty normal life, hollywood style. >> reporter: police are still investigating the battery charge, and on monday jason luis rivera, the man claiming to be miley's husband, pled not guilty in court to two counts of trespassing and evading arrest. savannah? >> all right. jason kennedy in los angeles, thank you. >> she seems to have some talent. not exactly a two thumbs up. >> sometimes it's just caught on tape. >> damn me with fake praise. let's go back to your play lice. >> number two. >> here we go. ♪ >> remember that? cellnet ♪ >> i love lionel ritchie.
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26 on eastbound i-70. we're also dealing with an accident on covered street and 25th street. southbound j.f.x. showing some yellow from the beltway down into town. route 482 into hampstead, watch for crash just in. 100 is the scene of the crash. in the area of security, wrapping up on the shoulder. >> beautiful start this tuesday morning. plenty of sunshine. 52 at the airport. it managed to drop into the 40's. 49 in parkton. -- high temperatures will range between 75 and 80
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♪ philadelphia freedom, i love you ♪ >> 8:00 now on a tuesday morning. it's the 11th day of september, 2012. you're looking at the beautiful view of manhattan and some of the people who are gathered here on our plaza on this tuesday morning. they are being treated to one of al's go-to songs from his go-to play list, and this is "philadelphia freedom." >> elton john, dedicated to the people of philadelphia. >> i like this one. >> lulled to sleep. >> "dancing on the ceiling,".
>> that's good. >> we'll hear more of al's play list throughout the morning. meanwhile, what else is coming up? >> you know the book "fifty shades of grey," the one on your night stands, if you're wondering where did she get those ideas? well, we'll talk to e.l. james' husband who has his own book out. we'll talk about this phenomenon and how their life has changed and what their teenage sons think about his mom's writing. >> lives had to have changed. >> our tuesday professionals, paula abdul taking nancy's place. college, is it no longer investment when you consider how much debt teens take on and when they have trouble finding jobs when they graduate, is college a good investment? we'll talk about that with the pros. >> and matthew perry stops by. remember him from must-see tv. he's got a new comedy here on nbc, and we've got tennis superstar andy murray stopping
by, fresh off of -- tying for the longest match ever. he is the now u.s. open men's final champion. >> i think we should let him sit for that interview. >> almost five hours on the court. that's a big deal >> incredible. >> let's get the rest of the day's top stories now from natalie morales over at the news desk. natalie, good morning again. >> good morning, savannah, matt and al. good morning, everyone. the chicago public stool strike has entered its second day after negotiations on monday failed to achieve any breakthroughs. the strike affects some 400,000 students and on monday officials cancelled all public school sporting events for the duration of the walkout. the nearly 3,000 victims of the 9/11 terror attacks are being remembered on this, the 11th anniversary. president obama's attending a ceremony at the pentagon, while vice president biden is speaking at the flight 93 memorial in shanksville, pennsylvania, and in a break with the past, only family members will speak at the service in lower man heatan,
although politicians are invited to attend. las vegas casino mogul steve wynn has won his slander suit against "girls gone wild" founder joe francis. a los angeles jury decided monday that francis knowingly made false statements when he claimed that wynn threatened to kill him over a $2 million gambling debt. the jury awarded wynn $20 million. fire crews are working to protect homes from lightning-sparked wildfires in central washington state and wyoming. rains that fell on the seattle area failed to reach the bone-dry eastern slopes of the cascade mountains. in wyoming officials ordered the evacuation of 250 homes and cabins near casper. red flag fire warnings are also posted in parts of oregon, idaho and montana. and now for a look at what is trending today, our quick roundup of what has you talking online. president obama apparently understands niki minaj better than many of other fans. he told a florida radio show that he got the joke when minaj recently rapid that she was
voting republican ♪ i'm voting for mitt romney >> yeah, i don't think -- i'm not sure that that's actually what happened. i think she had a song on this, that -- a little rap that said that, but she likes to play different characters. >> well, niki minaj treated thank you for understanding my creative humor and sarcasm, mr. president. the smart ones always do. an an line petition is building support for the california lifeguards who were fired after taping their own parody of the wildly viral video rapper sy. they were charged with using a public facility while wearing their official public uniforms. maybe sy will weigh in when he visits on friday. and extras fill out the "titanic" bl
"titanic" blu-ray. a blond kate winslet and a different jack. >> took me all morning to face you. >> yeah, if you went over that railing, you would have been first class. just out of curiosity, do you have a names? >> rose, rose dewitt decatur. >> i'll get you to write that down. >> did director james cameron pick the right man for the job? i don't know, leonardo dicaprio king of the world. 8:15. let's go back outside with the check of the weather. >> i always feel bad for those guys and women they could have been. >> still on "law & order." >> he's doing great. got all our friends with their signs, hi mom. and the clarksville fire rescue. nice to see you guys. thanks so much. let's find out what's happening
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it's 810:00 now. back with the new edition of "today's professionals." here to tackle hot topics star jones, donny deutsch and paula abdul filling in for nancy. >> nice to be here. >> we're sitting here on september 11th, the 11th anniversary of the attacks that changed this country and the world forever, and yet some people are saying that the attention for this event, these anniversaries, is waning, and that people have moved on. 20 years from now are our children going to be in a world where the significance of this event, those attacks, is lost? >> it's actually up to us as parents and as media people. like any horrific tragedy, the holocaust, it is up -- of course, the natural human tendency, unfortunately, is for
people, as each year goes by, to not forget but to move farther and farther away, and this gentleman here before, pasquale, an amazing story. we can't let that happen. it's up to us to do that. >> do you see it happening? do you feel it happening? >> i don't. i think evolution allows us to move on but not a day goes by where we don't remember the devastation and the destruction and the sense of loss, experiencing loss. you remember it, but you do move forward. >> every time you fly in to new york and you don't see the towers, it makes me remember. i'm not sure that the next generation who never saw the towers will feel the exact same way. >> but you say it's up to us. so what do we need to do to make sure the significance remains? >> both -- the media gets blamed for a lot. the media, this is our responsibility, and as parents anything else to continue to do it. unfortunately, i think the answer to that question is a lot of people do start to not move on but lose the significance, and we can't let that happen. >> the people that it actually
affected personally have moved through. they will never move on, and i understand that. >> let's go to a story on the cover of "newsweek" this week, and they ask the question is college a good investment? you consider this so many students end college these days with huge student loan debt, and their families have that debt and then they go out into the workforce and they cannot find a good job, is college a good investment? paula? >> i think -- i'm a big advocate for higher education. i think it goes beyond just the education. you know, it's the backbone of our country and society but it allows each to have better self-esteem and to have socializing skills, and it's the first step in a young adult's life to have a little bit of independence, yet in a controlled environment. >> but does it make financial sense? >> for me it did, because i have to tell you, it's my ultimate trump card. if television just goes down the toilet for me, i've got a law degree, and i can get a job. i have a license to practice
law. that's my biggest asset. >> i'm really torn on this one, but there's a difference between a law degree and just a bachelors degree from a fourth rate university, and, you know, it's not for -- let me finish. this is what happens, just by the way. i start to talk and she interrupts. >> i'm used to that. >> you're used to that. for a lot of people to put themselves 100,000, 50,000 in debt, maybe it doesn't make sense for everybody. >> maybe there's better choices in choosing a major. maybe it's better choices in picking a college that you can afford. >> go ahead, paula. >> those are the choices that you make. >> true, true. i went to college, but i -- i pulled out after the first year because i started my career already, and it didn't allow for me to continue with the schedule, and i wanted to make the grade. >> i think you're an amazing entertainer and you're a lawyer. there are so many kids out there
that their college degree is not going to get anything for them, and that's a sad truth. >> college allows you -- affords you more choices. >> let us move on. >> 100%. >> this is a story reported yesterday on this show. prince harry is over on an appointment in afghanistan. the taliban has told nbc news and some other sources that they intend to try to kidnap him or kill him during this deployment. now, considering he is only one member of a unit and in some ways his presence will increase the risk and the danger to the other members of that unit, should he be pulled out? >> you know, it's interesting. once again, i'm indecisive because my first instinct is, hey, if i'm with this guy, am i in more heightened danger? on the other hand, we can't let terrorists dictate what we do anywhere. >> so maybe the question is should he have been sent in the first place? >> that really is the question. you know, i understand his desire to serve his country and to serve this effort, but sometimes your presence is a hindrance rather than it is a
help, and in this situation i think it might be a hindrance. >> but it's a time-honored tradition in the royal family to serve your country. >> a time-honored tradition for somebody to cut their head off but they learn from their mistakes. >> i understand that, i understand that. >> it's a tough one. >> if it's a decision to be made, should it be made by the british military or royal family? >> military. >> granny should say come on home. >> not going to work that way. finally, a medical story, for men and people who love their men, some companies are marketing products. these are testosterone creams and gels that are supposed to reverse the signs of aging in men and maybe increase their virility and their energy and their sex drive. now, there aren't a lot of credible studies that say that they actually work, and yet sales of these products are up 90% in this country in the last five years. would you take them? >> i'm much older than you so i'm dealing with you. you've got another 15 years. i would not. by the way, it's something we're
all wrestling with. we all as men, as i enter my early 40s, we are challenged, we are challenged, but i would be very frightened about this. >> how would you feel about a guy in your life using these products? >> you know, it's a personal choice. a guy doesn't have to tell me. however, it's a personal choice, and i think that as we get older we all need the hormone replacement. >> i think you look hot just the way you are, love. >> i love you, too, baby. >> men who age naturally don't need the products. >> if you have a need to use the products but understand you're still an old dude with the cream on. >> whatever works for you, but this is very untested. >> and real quickly, if there were a similar product for women? >> no. >> you wouldn't use it? >> black don't crack. i don't need that cream. >> had to get that line in at the end. >> star jones, donny deutsch, paula abdul, nice to have you, and by the way, paula is sticking around to help out in our third hour. meanwhile, up next, where did e.l. james get the
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back now at 1:20 with mr. "fifty shades of grey." not christian grey but the husband of the best-selling author e.l. james. her steamy trilogy has smashed publishing records and opened a new conversation about intimacy in the process. now her husband of more than 20 years and a longtime television writer nile leonard is out with his debut young adoubt novel called "crusher." good morning to you. we'll talk about your book but fair to say different than your wife's work. >> completely different, yeah. >> i know you've answered this question a thousand times but mostly overseas. let's set it straight here in the u.s. are you or are you not the inspiration for christian grey? >> i'm not the inspiration for christian grey except -- >> let's get into that a little bit. i know you helped proofread the
book. when you were reading what she wrote, were you surprised or shocked? >> when i was proofreading, i was looking more for her grammar mistakes than anything else. >> probably the only one way looking for commas. >> that's what she wanted me to do, and i did notice a few things. i was interested to see what she was interested in. it wasn't a complete surprise. >> you kind of knew she had some of these ideas swirling about in her head? >> yeah. >> to say this has been a phenomenon is kind of ain understatement, 30 million copies of this trilogy sold in the u.s. alone. your wife is listed in "time" magazines most 100 influential women. sails of sex toys have skyrocketed what. a marketing campaign you've had. >> in the beginning there was no marketing campaign at all. purely word of mouth and the momentum grew and grew, and as you say it became beyond a phenomenon, something metaphors couldn't capture. there are no words for it. we used to sit around and say
wow. >> when did you realize this has kind of taken on a life of its own? >> well, it was on new year's eve last year. we got two e-mails, separate times from hollywood producers asking about the rights. a review appeared on a shopping site online i had to buy the book because i went to the hairdressing salon and everybody was talking about it or reading it and we realized something was going on. rumors before on twitter, social networks, moms on the play field and passing it around the school gate and around new year's we learned something was going to happen. >> grammar and commas aside, do you like the book? >> i think it's an amazing book. i think it's fast moving and funny and engrossing, a tremendous compassion. i love it. >> it's a little controversial because it definitely pushes the envelope. are you surprised that it resonates with so many women? >> i think we've -- we were both really surprised, wanded to write it for herself and a few friends and when it took off it
completely surprised us. >> you wrote something recently in "the guardian," journalists ask if fans turn up on our doorsteps asking silly questions. journalists do. do we have a dungeon or red room of pain? well, do you? >> maybe, but we've got a very ordinary small house and there isn't a lot of room for -- we barely have room for the ironing, never mind all the equipment. >> so your life hasn't changed a ton? >> so far -- this has all happened so quickly. life goes on. we have kids at school. we have to walk the dog and do the shopping and all that stuff still happens. i have to say not much has happened. >> your sons are teenagers. have they read the book? >> no. it's not written for boys or men anyway. it's written for women so i don't think it would be their sort of book even when they are old enough to read it. >> let's talk about your book "crusher." this process of seeing the wife write a book, inspired you. you're a tv writer but never written a novel. >> i'm a tv writer and wrote a lot of episodes and felt very satisfied except in tv you're
constrained by the format, have to hit the commercial breaks and length and stick to the budget, and then i saw her writing her book and realized she had this freedom and doing what she really wanted to do and doing it her own way and i envied that. i had forgotten that joy of just doing it just for fun, and so i wanted to capture some of that when i started writing "crusher." >> in your book your protagonist is a teenage boy, and his stepfather ends up dead and is a tv writer. a little close to home there. >> i got bored listening to myself talk constantly about all the things i was going to do. in chapter one the hero's father talks about what he's going to do and comes to a sticky end. punishing myself for all the time i wasted. so to find out who murders his dad. >> "fifty shades of grey" going to be made a movie, as you mentioned. who is christian grey? we hear ryan gosling. >> all sorts of crazy rumors. when i deny one, it just starts another, so my official line is no comment. >> do you know? >> i have no idea.
>> niall leonard, the book is "crusher," thanks so much. >> thank you, savannah. >> still ahead, matthew perry, kris jenner and the new u.s. open champ andy murray. >> this is wbal news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. here is traffic pulse 11 and sarah caldwell. >> heavy traffic around big area. the accident is gone on southbound 100. we are still experiencing delays both ways leading up to 295. 295 the south is very heavy. 27 miles per hour on average at 195. inner loop delays as well, from reisterstown road towards the j.f.x. once you get on to the j.f.x.
southbound, delays on to the beltway. if you want to head south on 795, 25 from owings mills down to the beltway. 38, tapping the brakes for most french of towards 29. we are also looking at an accident in the clearing stages from calvert street to 25th street. update for you on 395. intermittent delays in the about direction. and very heavy traffic on the west side. barely moving from reisterstown road all the way down. tony, over to you. >> beautiful start this tuesday morning. a little bit on the cool side. temperatures are still in the 40's in the northwest suburbs. 46 in parkton. forecast for today, lots of sunshine. yesterday was a little breezy.
high temperatures between 75 and 83 great weather in the next few days. high temperatures in the upper 70's to near 80. >> we are back with another update at 8:56.
♪ 8:30 now on this tuesday morning. it's the 11th of september, 2012, and may i say my favorite so far from al's play list. "we found love" by rihanna. >> i'm looking your play list, a lot better than yesterday's. >> oh, come on. >> i'm kidding. >> okay. thank you. >> just ahead, somebody we are so happy to welcome back to the nbc family. >> matthew perry already has a
place in pop culture history as one of the hit stars of the show "friends." a brand new sitcom coming to nbc called "go on," and we'll talk to matthew in a couple of minutes. >> and "keeping up with the kardashians." coming up kris is joining us here to get us up to date on all things kardashian, what's going on in their lives. >> and paula abdul, she joined the professionals in the past half hour. she will stick around and help us in the next half hour, trying her hand atco hosting. looking forward to that. >> all right. also something else we're excited about. have you seen the south korean sensation psy and his "gangnan style" video. 100 million hits on youtube. he is going to be performing it live on the plaza friday on "today." this is one step above of "call me maybe" routine. >> all doing it in a week, no
question about it. >> first we want to say hello to andy murray who is now the new u.s. open champ. andy, good morning to you. >> how you doing? >> we watched the whole match yesterday. we are exhausted. i can't imagine how you feel. >> yeah, no, pretty tired. i got one hour of sleep last night is all. >> is that because you were out celebrating or because you were so excited? >> i went out with all of my team, a nice dinner and stuff and went to a club afterwards. i went back -- i was back in my hotel room about 2:45 and couldn't get myself to sleep. >> it was epic. when you look at the tiebreaker, the points that you guys had. one was 55 strokes long. you went up two sets. he came back. i think it was like 55. >> wow. >> crazy. how nervous were you in the final set? >> i was -- i was more nervous around the fourth set when he was starting to come back into it. i got off to a good start in the
fifth set and took a bathroom break after the fourth set and settled myself down a little bit and just gave 100%, go for it and don't leave anything out there on the court, and i settled down after i got off to a good start in the fifth set. >> you had some amazing -- it's been an amazing few months after the heartbreak of losing wimbledon and you come back on the same court and win olympic gold and now this. it really shows the range. >> wimbledon was very tough, and then the olympics, you know, not just obviously winning the gold was great but the whole country was so pumped for sport, and they got right behind everybody, and i loved the olympics. that really got me back on track, and then, yeah, to finish off the summer with a u.s. open title, my first grand slam, is great. >> yeah. i mean, you don't need us to point out. this is making history. not since 1936 has great britain won a grand slam, so what are you going to do when you get home to celebrate? >> i don't know.
i've been away for about six weeks now, so i'm looking forward to getting home, but i don't know what everyone has got planned for me >> you need a good steak dinner. yeah, exactly. >> hard to play future matches still holding on to that trophy? >> i'm not going to let go of this one for a while. >> congratulations. >> thank you very much. >> andy murray, great job. >> let's get a check of the wetter from mr. roker. >> weather played a big factor, too, in this. >> yeah. >> what do you want him to do? >> hold up the trophy. >> he can't even lift his arms. >> very nice. >> all right. let's get a look see what we've got for your weather. beautiful weather the eastern third of the country, two-thirds of the country. a little on the warm side as you get into the upper mississippi river valley. beautiful in the pacific northwest. tomorrow we've got more gorgeous weather here in the east. temperatures do start to warm up from the mississippi river valley into the northeast. thundershowers down through southern florida. more wet weather in the southwest making its way into
the central plains and the northern mississippi river valley. that's what'sll >> good morning. it will be a another beautiful day today with lots of sunshine this afternoon. woods. don't forget you can check your weather any time you need it. go to the weather channel on cable or >> thanks, al. coming up next, matthew perry on his new nbc sitcom, but first another collection from al's fabulous collection. >> this the cee lo and "cry baby." ♪
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back now at 8:37, it's hard to believe but it's been eight years since nbc's hit sitcom "friends" ended its run with matthew perry starring as chandler binge. perry is returning to nbc with a brand new comedy "go on. "he plays a recently widowed sports radio host who will do anything to avoid his empty home, even if it means making up reasons to work late. take a look. >> we need to pull clips for the best of show. we should start early because i've been inordinately best this year. need to come up with different ways to come up with the station i.d. hillary, could you come in here for a moment? i'm just kidding. you don't have to come in. that was pretty funny though, right you? know what you? better come in. >> matthew perry, welcome back.
how does it feel to be back at nbc? >> feels great, feels great. >> yeah. >> nice to be here. i think i was here the day they changed over the set, like years ago. >> really. >> so it's -- it's exciting to be back. >> this -- this show got a nice sneak peek. it was put on during the olympics so it got a lot of people watching it, and tell me a little bit about the response you've heard so far. >> it's all been really positive. people really like it which we were a little nervous about it because it's a show that, you know, is funny and yet sad at times so we weren't sure how the reaction was going to be, but it's been really positive >> you say funny and sad. he's a radio sports host. his wife has just been killed in a car accident, and he's in group therapy, and i'm thinking this is a comedy. >> exactly. exactly, and yet it is. it takes place in -- >> dump him, dump him, dump him. >> they are not chanting for
your head. >> it's not those people. >> i thought it was everybody out there. no, it takes place in group therapy, and it really is a funny show. >> group therapy also. >> yeah. >> and you have a little experience there from what i understand? >> i have some experience. >> you've been in group therapy. >> i have. >> were you the cutup in group therapy, the guy that the therapist had to keep sending to the corner? >> yeah, sure. i mean, but believe it or not, those kind of things, because everybody shares like a common bond, this sort of "x" factor. it really is a funny place to be, even in real life. >> i read something that caught my attention, a review from the "l.a. times" that said this. if chandler binge, your character on friends, had lost monica, your wife on friends >> why are you telling me, i know this. >> just in case you've forgotten, it's been eight years. >> he would be ryan king, the character, instantly light, dark, funny and sad. is there some of him in this character? >> i suppose there is always
going to be some of him, but it's -- this is a much -- you know, i'm much older now, and the character has gone through some pretty dark things so chandler was sort of this anxious mess, and this guy -- this guy's a little bit older and -- and there's a lot of heart in this show and a lot of heart in the character, so he's different. >> i was looking back -- >> and he looks older. >> not much. >> thank you. >> that's what you told me to say. looking back at some of the numbers of "friends." the series finale pulled in something like 52.5 million viewers. this week in primetime you get 10 million viewers. you're off to a good start. with a little perspective and hindsight, can you even describe what it was like to be involved in some kind of pop culture phenomenon like that? >> well, let's face it. i only really remember about half of it.
that's a whole other interview. i think we've done that interview >> you know, it was amazing. it was an -- it was an incredible experience. it really -- and i was so young. i mean, i was 24 when we started, and it was just -- it was just amazing. >> and you've had the chance now to -- to sit back with a little bit of distance as a viewer and an actor and see the landscape of tv change. what stands out to you? >> well, you know, those numbers just don't exist anymore, so, you know, i -- i'm hoping actually for the amount of people that were in the live audience to watch tonight. >> 400, 500 a night. >> i think it's like 250 people. >> which is a hit for us also. >> absolutely. >> it would be huge. matthew perry, good to see you. >> good to see you, matt. >> "go on" is the new show and you can see it tonight at 9:00, 8:00 central time right here on nbc. up next, kris jenner on everything going on with the kardashians. >> hey. >> matthew. but first this is "today" on nbc. 4g lte has the fastest speeds.
so let's talk about coverage. based on this chart, who would you choose ? wow. you guys take a minute. verizon, hands down. i'm going to show you guys another chart. pretty obvious. i don't think color matters. pretty obvious. what's pretty obvious about it ? that verizon has the coverage. verizon. verizon. we're going to go to another chart. it doesn't really matter how you present it. it doesn't matter how you present it. verizon. more 4g lte coverage than all other networks combined.
jenner, the matriarch of the kardashian clan as both a mom and manager or a mamager, guiding the career of her six kids and trying to set limits for her youngest doubt ergs kiley and kendall trying to finish high school. good morning. >> good morning. >> keeping up with you is hard to do because you guys are so busy. >> a little busy. we just finished filming season seven of "keeping up with the kardashians" and we're coming to the end of that so it's crazy. >> one of the last things we saw is you getting wheeled into a breast enhancement surgery. >> yeah. >> i know you guys are baring it all, but is there ever a time when we can turn the cameras off now? >> you know what, i thought it was a great idea to film that because the reason i went in and did that is because i had had my implants in for 152 years, you know, a long time, way longer than their shelf life. >> only supposed to last 150
years. >> take them out and change them after ten years and that was a big message and important for me to sort of put out there in a comical way. like i made fun of myself because at my age, you're over 50, like when do you stop, but it was so important health-wise to remind women, you know, to check your expiration date because it's a health risk, and so just to point that out to people that are my age that anybody that's done this, i had my implants done in 1989, and that was a long time ago, and so it's just really important to pay attention to what your body is telling you, and my body was saying you're tired, it's enough, get it fixed. >> time for a change. you mentioned seven seasons. >> yes. >> is there any moment or moments where you just think, gosh, i wish we hadn't recorded that? >> you know what, some things i watch back and i think wow, that's kind of crazy or hard to watch, but i -- we love what we do. we're having a really good time, and i get, as i say over and over again, i get to wake up every single day and work with
my family and it doesn't get any better than that. i love what we're doing. >> let's catch up on some news. >> okay. >> we're seeing in the show that khloe is dealing with an issue a lot of women have dealt with, infertility. wants to have a baby. >> she does. >> goes to a fertility clinic in one of the last episodes. how is she doing and handling all of that? >> she's doing good. she's positive. they are going to see -- the big finale is sunday night, and you'll see how that works out so i don't want to give away too much, but she's a really strong girl, and i think that, you know, when women realize that they need to go out there and get all the information they can about their own bodies, and that's what this last week's episode was really all about, was pay attention to what's going on, you know, inside, and all these things and that's why the name of the episode was called "cuts both ways" because there was a lot of stuff going on physically. >> now we have kourtney on the other side of things who just had a little daughter penelope. how are you liking being a
grandmother? is this something you don't like or is that cool? >> kourtney said what you want them to call you, i earned this, i had six kids. i didn't want a fluffy name. i'm grandma. >> you don't look like the shot i'm about to show. posing in a bikini, are you kidding me? >> that was a lot of fun. i'll tell you something. that was just to -- to have a really good time and celebrate what it's like to feel like over 50 and to show my grandkids one day, you know, that, you know, everyone has another chapter. it's an inspiration to women to remind ourselves to take good care of, you know, our bodies and work out. i work out with gunner peterson, so he's mostly responsible for that shot. it has nothing to do with me. >> you look amazing. >> thank you. >> got to ask you about kim and the new man in her life, kanye. >> they are well suited for each other, really, really happy and
everybody who has kids knows when your kids are happy, you're happy. >> talk about kind of letting all hang out there. you guys allowed "e" to film a family therapy session. >> yes. >> it got a little difficult. >> yes. >> rob expressed some feelings about kind of feeling like the odd man out with all you laidies. >> right, right. it was a hard day for roshs and i'm not a therapy girl. i'm not somebody who has ever really been to therapy before, so it was definitely a new experience for me and to have all the raw emotions come out so suddenly and to see rob cry. it broke my heart. it really did. >> and for those who wonder this is real. >> yeah, yeah. i mean, everything we do, you can't make up, you know, some -- you can't make up giving birth and lamar getting traded to dallas and all the different things that happen, you really see it in realtime and it's raw and it's -- it's sometimes hard to watch back. >> well, kris jenner, we will watch with interest because we know the season finale is coming up. >> thank you. >> sunday night, 9:00, 8:00 central time on our sister
network e. >> thanks so much. >> you look great in a bikini, too. >> thanks. coming up, surgical techniques to cure your back pain, but first, this is "today" on nbc. y"
back now at 8:51 with one of the most common medical complaints, back pain. for serious cases it can lead to surgery. it happened to nbc's tom costello who was out several
weeks earlier this week while undergoing spine surgery, and he's here to share his story and perhaps a cautionary tale as well. >> it's just amazing how many people have had serious back pain and i've learned the hard way that not all back pain is the same an pinpointing the exact cause isn't easy. for most americans the pain will go away with rest and conservative treatments. others have a lifetime of managing chronic pain, and for some of us surgery is the only option. early morning at beth israel deaconess medical center in boston. >> can you hold your knee up straight like that. straighten your knee out, nice and straight. >> reporter: and 46-year-old jennifer ingah is headed to the o.r., her second operation in two days. >> is your pain all right in. >> my pain is okay. >> reporter: yesterday surgeons made an incision in her abdomen to operate on her spine. today, they are finishing the job going in through her back. >> just hoping it fixes everything, and i can move on with my life. >> reporter: jennifer is one of
more than 600,000 americans who undergo spine surgery every year, and that number is growing as the population ages and new surgical techniques speed up recovery times. amazingly, 80% 2090% of americans experience debilitating back pain at some point in their lives. jennifer works as a school bus driver and a house keeper, but she's suffering from severe nerve pain down her leg, keeping her from working and sleeping. >> i'm nervous, and i'm anxious, but i'm also glad that it will be over with, and i'll be able to sleep through the night again hope fundamentalist i miss that. >> reporter: her surgeon is dr. kevin mcguire. >> in her her already-4 vertebrae has slid forward on her l-5 vertebrae, and they are actually collapsed on each other, and due to that slide as well as the arthritis, she has pressure on her nerves, and that's giving her her leg pain. >> the next step is to get her nerve roots free. >> reporter: operation involves relieving pressure on the nerves, running down jennifer's
leg and then realigning her vertebrae and stabilizing the spine. this subject really hits home for me. at beginning of the year my lower back pain was turning into severe nerve pain, radiating down my right leg, the skrciati nerve, into my knee and ankle. i couldn't sleep, couldn't sit and by april i was in the o.r. my surgeon is dr. phil schneider, the director of spine surgery at holy cross hospital in maryland. >> your disc collapsed at a point where there's bone on bone in the back of the disc. it caused the opening, the foramen to become so narrow, it was crushing your nerve. >> crushing the sciatic nerve. >> correct. >> reporter: he opened up my collapsed vertebrae to free up the nerve and used an a guidance system to insert screws and rods. >> this is a screw we put in your spine. >> reporter: along with a bone graft they hold my spine in place. nbc's tom costello is at a gas
station in maryland. >> reporter: a month after surgery i was back reporting for the "today" show. >> reporter: who would have thought it i'd be back talking about cheaper gas prices and meanwhile, back in boston -- >> the goal of any of these surgeries is to increase a person's quality of life. >> reporter: jennifer's surgery went well. soon after surgery she was out walking the neighborhood and plans to be driving the school bus again in october. jennifer and i had new minimally invasive surgery no, cutting through muscle which dramatically speeds up the recovery times. >> any idea how you developed this back problem? >> you know, i grew up skiing in colorado. i grew up on the slopes virtually, and i can only guess that it was through years of pounding my back and falling, and some of it may be genetic. my brother has a bad back as pell. >> you feel better now though? >> the pain is almost gone. four months after surgery, it's like 95% gone. >> but it is debilitating. i had back problems earlier this year and it's just awful.
>> almost every one of you have said -- >> it's this couch, all of us do. >> don't blame the couch. >> bad news is gas prices went back up. >> paula abdul in our next hour after your local news. >> this is wbal-tv 11 news in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. the search for answers continues in the double murder of an elderly couple in pikesville. police discovered the body inside a home monday afternoon.
officers responded to the address after an out-of-state relatives contacted police saying they
>> good morning, everyone. it is going to be another beautiful day. we will make it into the upper 70's with lots of sunshine. not a whole lot is going to change for the rest of the week. >> thank you